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Philosophy 304 Quiz Essay Questions Leon, Spring 2008 Bring blue books. In the exam, you will be asked to write an essay on your choice of one question from a short list drawn from these. You will also have 2-3 short answer questions. 1. What does happiness involve for human beings, according to Aristotle? happiness is everything man does in life. What is Aristotle’s formula for virtue? Virtue must come as amean or average…too much such as gluttony or extravagance is a bad thing just as cowardice and boorishness are bad things What is your evaluation of these components of Aristotelian ethical theory? 2. What is Hume’s criticism of reason in ethics? He says that that morals effect our actions and affections so therefore reason cannot affect it in any way. How does this relate to a larger dichotomy between facts and values? He says that if you use reason to figure out why a murder is wrong you will see that no single part of murder is reasonably wrong but morally the act in itself is what is wrong What is the source of
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHL 304 taught by Professor Leon during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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